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A term combining the best qualities of the terms "maybe" and "perhaps" into a single superior word.
Often used when planning something mischevious or pretending to be British.
"mayhaps I'll go get fucked up instead of writing this paper"

"care for a spot of tea?"
"mayhaps a bit later"
von TheSanityAssassin 3. November 2004
Archaic word used in place of perhaps and maybe, it is the incorrect use of the real word "mayhap". Mayhap originated from the old use of the term "it may hap", hap being old happen in old English.
"Do you want to go with me?"

"Mayhaps, I haven't decided."
von Jase Powell 24. Juni 2007
Although recent etymology has added "-s" to this word, Mayhap is actually a 16th century term meaning perhaps or perchance. It is actually a derivative of the phrase "may happen" and not a portmanteau of "maybe" and "perhaps".
"I really enjoyed our date. Mayhap I will see you again?"

John has had a cold for nearly a week. Mayhap 'tis time to go to the doctor.
von kimberly183 4. Juni 2012
When no is too strong and maybe or perhaps is too weak, try on this noncommittal word on for size.
"Dad, can I get a new labtop?"

"In 23.2 years mayhaps."
von Nouri 18. September 2005
In Stephen King's epic, The Dark Tower Series, Mayhap is a word that means "perhaps"
Roland: Mayhap we can reach the Dark Tower before it falls.

Oy: ayhap!

von Wayne Gall-ent 10. Juli 2008
When you are sick of telling people maybe, and perhaps just doesnt cut it.
Kenneth, "Hey man are you gonna nightingale that beer or what?"

Wes, "Mayhaps"

von pumba24-7 23. März 2009
A pormanteau of "maybe" and "perhaps"; synonymous with both words.
Mayhaps I was mistaken, mayhaps not.
von curtis x meyer 8. Dezember 2010

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